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Old 04-04-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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I am thinking of doing something with a fruit flavoring. I have decided on using flavor extract at bottling.

My question is if I do an american wheat, what would be a good flavor to go with it? Obviously raspberry is popular, but has anyone tried orange, etc.

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Old 04-04-2007, 11:18 PM   #2
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I don't think I would ever use a fruit extract again, but blueberry wheats are good.

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Old 04-04-2007, 11:30 PM   #3
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I used 6oz of a 8oz raspberry extract for my hefe and i wanted to stab myself in the face. It made it absolutely too sweet without much actual berry flavor. It's a good chick drink though. Search for some info on using real berries in the secondary or something, probably better results.

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Old 04-04-2007, 11:36 PM   #4
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I also do not use extract flavoring either. They taste like soap to me.

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Old 04-04-2007, 11:38 PM   #5
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I used apricot for a #9 clone, it still has a weird alcoholy-extract taste to it that I have heard takes a long long time to mellow....I am just going to use real fruit in the future.

You can try anything you like, I suspect most fruits would pair well with a hefe...just add a little at a time in the bottling bucket, stir, and taste. I added 1/2 the amount the recipe called for and it is still overpowering.

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Old 04-04-2007, 11:49 PM   #6
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Try peach. AHS sells peach flavoring. I want to make a peach wheat but I haven't decided on real fruit or flavoring yet. You can be my guinea pig ha ha. The reason I just don't go real fruit is because strong peach flavor can be hard to get from peaches .

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Citrus and beer just don't sound like a good combo to me. Unless its a spicy holiday brew like coriander and sweet orange peel.

I've used peach, cranberry, and pomegranate. All whole fruit.

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COSTCO locally has a 4lb bag of frozen berry mix (blackberries, blueberries, marionberries). I've though of adding them to a batch on more than one occasion. I personally think blueberries and cherries would be some of the most versatile fruit. I would like to try them in a wheat and in something like a porter or stout.

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I would like to make a cherry wheat sometime. I have had a good one made up in Michigan, cant remeber the name of it though, it was a lot better than the sam adams crap.

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Tangerine and peach go well with wheat beers. Two examples locally are Sherwood's Peach Pit Wit and Kuhnhenn's Tangerine Wit... I belive both of which were made using whole fruits in the mash and a second addition after fermentation. Granted the fruit kills some of the nice spice associated with a Wit, it was rather plesent and a good change from berry wheats... FWIW, Kuhnhenn also makes a Banana Stout which is awsome and again, uses mashed banana in the mash.

Bell's also had a one time release of a Cherry Ale. Just a simple red ale infused with a massive amount of tart Michigan cherries. Good stuff!

As far as homebrewing... I haven't used fruit yet, but I would stick with steeping fruits after the boil or in secondary if you don't mind a cloudy brew.

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